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The Starboard

) #4 of 27 Restaurants in Dewey Beach $$ - $$$ American, ,
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
+1 302-227-4600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“bloody marys” (9 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
08:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets better and better every year.... have been going for 12 years! The drinks, bartenders, food and environment are all amazing!

Thank Nurse4u07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a bite and a few drinks. The service was a little slow but very friendly. The crusty crab grilled cheese was awesome and would def get it again.

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place - great drinks, food, and atmosphere. But our waitress was less than attentive - forgot to put our order in, forgot to get drinks we ordered and just an overall poor attitude.

Thank Llamaface9603
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

If you haven't been here you have missed it !!!! What a fun place. Great drinks, super bartenders, great music too..... Check it out SOON !!!!!!

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Was on foot, and stopped by. Just had a couple drinks before a band was supposedly to start. Service was quick

Thank ltritz
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Dewey is the eternal spring break. There is live music and a huge crowd. It is the longest walk from parking. It is packed late at night. You can find people over 30 here, mostly straight people.

Thank Rudi R
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I usually dine at the Rusty Rudder when visiting Dewey Beach. Glad I decided to try something new. I really enjoyed The Starboard; it's my new go-to spot. We went for lunch. The brisket nachos, jerked cobb salad and black & blue burger were all...More

Thank RocheleB115
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Starboard is a very good restaurant. It is good for Sunday brunch and lunch any day of the week. It does get very crowded in summer, but it is well worth waiting for.

Thank Meg927
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This has always been one of my favorite spots. The ruby red crushes are the best, and suicide Sundays have a Bloody Mary bar that cannot be beat. The only down side is that it gets REALLY crowded!!!

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 2 January 2017

So the cost was $35 for the New Years Eve party. The Surf and Turf Buffet was great. Oysters, Shrimp, Prime Rib, Roast Pig, vegetable trays, meat platters, sushi and that was just some of it. They had staff walking around with burger, cheese burger...More

Thank Charles M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code during the day? Are basketball jerseys and hats permitted? Thanks
25 May 2017|
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
No dress code that I know of, Good behavior and taking care of your servers is important..... Have fun!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-4600
  • E-mail
The Starboard Restaurant is Dewey's most famous venue for fun, great times, and tremendous service! It has been home-awayfrom-home for most Dewey Beach visitors over our 55+ year history. The Starboard truly holds a special place in more people's hearts than anyone could ever imagine! The Starboard was originally built and opened by Duke Duggan around 1960 and has gone through several changes over its years. Purchased and run by the Hearn family during the late 80's and early 90's, Chip Hearn grew The Starboard into a nationally known hot spot. Purchased by current owners Steve 'Monty' Montgomery and his partners in 1999, The Starboard's popularity is now off the charts as it has grown into a national phenomenon! From famous Suicide Sundays to Eggs Delmarva and wonderful breakfasts and nightly entertainment - both on stage and with long-time DJ personalities - you will always find a crowd of people enjoying themselves at The Starboard. Wear Starboard merchandise anywhere in the country and you are bound to have someone mention how much fun THEY had when last in Dewey Beach! There isn't enough room to list all the awards from over the years - most impressive have been the infamous Cornerstone Award in 2010 by the Delaware Restaurant Association showing the level of community service The Starboard has contributed. Our local Chamber of Commerce awarded The Starboard its Business of the Year in 2009, and Delaware Today magazine readers annually award The Starboard as Dewey Beach's best restaurant, best downstate bar, best Sunday brunch, best staff, best event (Running of the Bull), amongst so many others. Enjoy The Starboard. It's truly a place thanks to so many wonderful people enjoying themselves throughout all these years... Find out for yourself just how comfortable and fun all facets of The Starboard Restaurant can be!
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